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of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
. it happens now and then, kansas city has flight delays. what is going on in the west coast, high pressure is deflecting everything to the north, 30s and 40s will give way to mid-60s for some, here is sal. >>> we have a hit-and-run and actually we will start with this first. i'm sorry this is northbound 880 in oakland there is an injury accident some somewhere embarcadero and broadway and you can see the backup is already building here in oakland northbound. this is a big problem for the nimitz freeway northbound and traffic is building. now let's talk about the hit- and-run in san jose, somebody died as a result of being hit by a car and the car sped away and police are not releasing any details except that it was a dark car they are looking for and we will bring you the latest as soon as they are set up and ready to go. >>> we have developing news from oakland, the fbi is busy helping police in a major homicide investigation. they are questioning for than a dozen suspects with a standoff that ended hours ago. it started yesterday afternoon. s.w.a.t. teams surrounded a house on 88th avenu
friend though just wrote me and said rain, snow has turned to rain in new york city so the snow line may be moving north. there is some of that rain. san jose, campbell, some of that though looks to be drive english back toward parts -- loss gatos, saratoga and the santa clara valley, back toward santa cruz and toward monterey. 50s on the temperatures today. 52, 53, i kept -- when i do my own temperatures i kept getting those. santa rosa may be a little warmer. next week very quiet. not quiet back east. they are on wall to wall coverage and boston looks to be -- boston north really, new hampshire, rhode island up to maine look to be the main areas to get hit by this system that will develop today and into the weekend. tor i i believe is live in boston. >> reporter: there is a lot of an advertise about this storm. this will be an epic event. the snow has started, it's windy, bitterly cold and throughout the day the snow will pick up and then the overnight at some point it'll be to the point where it's about two to three inches an hour, reaching about two feet. the earlier you arrived at
. city leaders have announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of christopher dorner. it's the largest award for a man hunt. the mayor of los angeles calls this a case for domestic terrorism. we'll have more coming up at 6:15. >>> today mississippi's governor will tour the damage left behind by destructive tornado that injured more than a dozen people. it touched down in hattiesburg yesterday. damaging businesses and homes. a state of emergency was declared on campus at the university of southern mississippi where the tornado damaged a number of buildings. >> it was just like you hear tornado described. it was very, very quick. the buildings are shaking. >> the storms threat is gone and now the cleanup begins. the school district has canceled classes because of the storm dang. >>> time now 6:07. the effects of that deadly blizzard in the northeast is still being effect this morning. some people are getting back to work or going to school this morning. and some highways have reopened. electricity is back on for hundreds of thousands of people. but still 90% of t
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is believed to have killed two people, including two law enforcement officers. >>> the man who made history as a first double amputee in the olympic games is under arrest accused of murdering his girlfriend. oscar pistoriu
, the city of san jose decided to turn off 900 street lights throughout the day. there were some on roads and also in residential neighborhoods. the decision was made because of the budget. the city just reviewed their budget report and in that, it was decided that turning the lights on should be a priority. $44,000 has been set aside for the equipment and the maintenance of the lights. some residents had no idea the streets were darked on purpose. they reacted to the news this morning. >> they put the money to light up everything, it's good. it's good for people's safety. >> reporter: starting in march, approximately 225 street lights will be turned on each month which should improve public safety as well as the appearance of the roads. it's unknown which streets will city wants residents to be patient. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," hear from a woman who said she was forced to be in the dark early in the morning while she waited to get to work. we'll explain -- coming up. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:05. oakland police inves
in san francisco. but next season will be the teams last at the stick. the city has announced plans to demolish the stadium after the team moves south to its new home in santa clara. kron 4's charles clifford has more >> reporter: candlestick parks sits about 5 and a half miles south of downtown san francisco. the stadium was built in the late fifties as a home for the san francisco giants, the 49ers started using it in 1971. the giants moved out in 2000 and the next nfl season will be candlesticks last. for more than fifty years candlestick park has been home to sports, concerts, and more than a few memorable moments, among the highlights was the 1989 loma prieta earthquake, which shook the stadium on live television during the world series. there was also this pass from joe montana to dwight clark, which was immortalized as the catch that sent the 49ers to superbowl 16. candlestick park is currently run by the san francisco recreation and parks department, but after the 49ers play there last game here next season, developer lennar urban will take over. lennar is the same company t
continues for the former los angeles police officer wanted for murder. city leaders have announced a $1 million reward for information leading to theture of christopher dorner. it's the largest reword ever. they oflaglessless. >> i will tolerate this reign of terror that has jobbeds of that piece of mind. we will not tolerate this murder remaining at large. >> he is in the snow covered mountains of big bear. search teams will soon use airborne drones. the killings prompted countless reports of sightings in and around the los angeles area. yesterday a shopper contacted police saying he spotted dorner inside a lowe's home improvement store. police immediately went to the store and asked hundreds of people to leave and conducted a massive search. glum man curt if now despite the increase in security music's biggest night went off without a hitch. coming up we'll tell you who some of the grammy big winners were including one from right here in the bay area. >>> time is 5:06. the northeast is still recovering from that big weekend snowstorm. some things though are feting back to normal. peop
neighborhoods in the city of los angeles. tori, there has never been a case like this in southern california. and there has never been a reward like this because of that, a million dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of christopher dorner. tori? >> all right. thank you, hal. >>> the government will investigate the fatal crash of a movie production helicopter in los angeles county. three people died when the shopper went down at the ranch south of palmdale early yesterday morning. they were filming a new reality show for the discovery channel. discovery called the crash a tragic accident and said it was cooperating fully with authorities. the faa says the cause of the crash is still not known. >>> 7:15. five people have been killed in a cruise ship accident on the canary islandses. a lifeboat from a thompson cruiser ship fell into the ocean during a safety drill. five crew members were killed and three others were hurt. 1400 passengers were on board at the time, no passengers were hurt. meantime, more than 4,000 people are stranded on a cruise ship in the gulf of mexi
on edge yesterday l.a. police detectives mistakenly shot a 71-year-old woman in the city ovator answer right outside of l.a.. believing she may have been that armed gunman. the woman was delivering newspapers with that daughter. police mistook their truck for his truck and the 71-year-old woman was shot twice in the back. dorner posted a manifesto about what he is doing explaning why he shooting rampage. you can find out his explanation on our channel 2 website ktvu.com. >>> happening right now it is already snowing on the east coast as a dangerous and monsterrous storm moves into the region. we want to take you live to time square where you can see it is wet. we understand it is very cold out there. two to three feet of snow expected in several states back east. emergency management teams are preparing for the worst. especially in areas still recovering from super storm sandy. many schools in massachusetts have canceled classes teat. people are usualed to take the day off. the big storm causing major problems at airports. more than 3,000 flights have been canceled today. cara liu is a
and debris. the city considers the couple's home a public nuisance. there are broken allowances and furniture and old carpets and paint cans. family has been working on a remodel for decades and battling the city for as long. san mateo officials say the property is a safety hazard especially the supposed insulation and wiring. if they do not fix the violations city workers will go in and do it for them and send the owners the bill. >> it is 5:14. a mild morning here in the bay area and i was looking with sympathy at those people in mobile, alabama, and the reporter looked cold. >> and it will be cooler but it will stay dry as we head through the holiday week. coming up on 5:15 and from the east bay hills camera at emeryville to san francisco, clear sky there. we will move on to live doppler 7 hd covering bay area you can see how dry it is on radar and the lack of clouds this morning. temperatures yesterday, check this out, we ran in the 60's to low 70's in oakland and the scene airport at 71 was a record high temperature. we may hit that again today with most of our records in the upper 70's.
, giving you a live look at new york city which is under a winter weather advisory. in fact, the advisory remains in effect across much of the northeast until tomorrow morning. this live picture, the streets of new york a little slick. new york could experience freezing rain as this storm moves across the region with boston and portland likely to see heavy snowfall any where from five to 9-inches and this snowstorm snarled travel in the midwest. but one airline captain he went above and beyond to try to make his passengers comfortable. >> reporter: united express captain billy hawk he played the piano for those stranded travelers at lambert st. louis airport. the snow was good news for farmers in kansas where the snow dumped 14-inches in great bend. >>> it would have been great to have another foot. we need all the moisture we can get. this kind of moisture is wonderful for the wheat. >>> crews worked quickly in boston trying to fill all those potholes before the next round of freezing temperatures and snow. >>> not for the faint of heart. the way one man plans to celebrate his birthday.
degrees expected in the union and city. 64 in ocean beach. your kron 4 7 day around the bay slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow but temperatures are going to rebound a sunday and monday with 60s and plenty of sunshine. there is a chance of rainfall by thursday. >> so far, so good, no problems on the westbound 80 towards the bay bridge plaza. similar near the san mateo bridge just a few cars on the '92. and the golden gate also looking decent through marin county. the 101, no problems, southbound, northbound, you can see hardly at the traffic at the moment. we will be tracking this for all morning. today at 6:30, another press conference will be held in new orleans. coaches jim and john harbaugh are expected to speak this morning. kron four's will tran is also live from new orleans with the latest on what's happening down there just days before the super bowl. we'll be checking in with him at 4:30. in preparation for the super bowl, the niners practiced outside yesterday for the first time in new orleans. and the baltimore ravens were briefly right nearby. the niners practice overla
for the city. 74 santa rosa. 69 in oakland. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights big changes. we will continue to be warm for the next couple of days. a cold front will drop down from north to south by tuesday in to wednesday. >> that will bring light rain. potentially a half inch. the cold air will settle into the bay area. bringing temperatures down. >> more cloud cover by the middle of next week. we had significant changes in your forecast over the next seven days. >> in the traffic center no hot spots. we do have a fog advisory in effect for your bay bridge ride. it looks hazy. turning to traffic coming from the nimitz freeway approach. traffic is light in the area. we have overnight road work. the ride is looking good in terms of no accidents. >> the san mateo bridge clear conditions the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, the golden gate there is a dense fog forming for some of our north bay valley is. james. >> thank you erica. >> police still waiting for confirmation that the charred remains found in burn cavan in the san bernardino mountains are, in fact, those
victims around in a giant suv. >>> the city of san jose is changing a policy on streetlights and will turn them back on in many areas. 900 had been turned off saving the city nearly $100,000 a year in energy bills. it was mostly lights out on main arteries in the city but the bill clintonouts led to problems especially in alum rock. >> we have seen a rise in graffiti and property crime. one thing that the streets are relying on is lights from the property. that's not acceptable. we need streetlights to come on. >> the city council approved funding to turn all the lights back on at a rate of 200 lights per month. >>> oakland city council is being asked to spend $162,000 to keep the chp on patrol in oakland for two more months. the highway patrol has been footing the bill for those patrols since november. but that will end at the end of this month. if the city agrees to pay for it, the chp will provide 10 officers and two supervisors in march and april. >>> the drakes bay oyster company is making a final push to keep the company run. a u.s.
in the city of vallejo. who shot one man to death and wounded four others? that's what police want to know after a violent incident happened last night. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is in vallejo this morning with what we know so far. >> reporter: good morning. the victim has only been identified as a man in his 20s. he and another man were found suffering from gunshot wounds inside of that garage on the 800 block of humboldt street. police were first called out here last night around 8:30 after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. police arrived to find two gunshot victims on the ground inside of the garage. they were taken to the hospital where one of them died. police say that there were actually five people shot here total. three others two men and one woman drove themselves to the hospital. >> everything right now is in the preliminary stages of the investigation. unknown as to who the suspect victims are, whatever transpired here. and what we're doing right now is trying to piece everything together. >> reporter: police have not released a
a deadly shooting that happened just a few hours ago. they tell us a man was shot in the city's western edition. alex savidge is live there now. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: we are getting very limited information from police this morning. that is because it's so early on in this investigation. a sergeant that was out here confirmed a man was shot and killed. he was found right over near this corner. near the intersection of hayes and webster. an anonymous caller reported gunfire in this area around 2:00 this morning. we'll show you that video. officers were out here for most of the morning. police tell us the victim was rushed to the hospital after suffering at least one gunshot wound. he died there from his injuries. homicide investigators searching for the shooter involved here. a sergeant told me they don't have a description on the person to put out. in just a couple minutes ago i talked to one woman who told me she heard one gunshot and saw this crime scene. >> it sounded like a gunshot and i knew somebody was dead. police know that sound. it's bad. >> reporter: so as
fight. people are just hitting back and forth. technically, this is not a city sanction yvette. they have done this for years. its cost about so many dollars for them to clean up all of this last year. >> there was a shooting outside of a school in san leandro and we do have a live reporter on the scene. we will be back with more in a minute. a minute. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. on beautyrest and posturepedic. financing and save up to $500 get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but only through presidents' day at sleep train. real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all ove
cities from all over the country will be given $1 million each. richmond city council approved hiring a consultant to develop and submit that grant application by the end of this month. that money has to be used to revitalized distressed neighborhoods that have problems with crime. >>> 7:20. the man accused of killing an activist from east palo alto three years ago is scheduled to get out of of jail today. gregory elams is charged in the fatal shooting of david lewis outside of the hillsdale shopping center in san mateo in 2010. those charges were dismissed last november when a judge found that police had illegally obtained a confession. the judge granted elam's release on the promise he will return for a future court date. >>> a plea hear something set to resume for four defendants who face charges for killing this man. raven dixon appeared in court on monday accused of supplying information to the three other suspects to help them with the robbery of kumar's home. the other three defendants face murder and robbery charges in connection with kumar's killing. >>> 7:21. a story about a
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a death threat. kron4's scott rates is live at city hall in los gatos. with new reaction from residents. scott? >> reporter: they are so passionate about this issue is a packed town hall. they have been listening to open commons. now, they have decided how they want to move forward. carrying signs for and against. and robert chang is the owner and is listening to what all of these residents have to say. >> sporting goods. no basketball, no rackets, no shoes. sporting goods, but not one item to buy for any sports program. >> if there is been any deceit this is squarely on the shoulder of the people who are against this sports store. they do not like the second amendment to not like fire arms. they should just come out and say it. >> this is not a place for guns. but why do we need to be one of those places for access to guns. >> this allows access to our rights restricting our rights will adversely impact us as a free society. >> many passionate opinions. the council trying to decide how to move forward. we know that what they want to move forward and as soon as we get an update we will
popes living just a few yards away from each other here in vatican city. critics suggest having two popes both with the same key aides serving them could cause conflict. but the vatican insists while the situation is unique, no trouble will arise. pope benedict will be called your holiness and will continue to wear a white robe. but he is trading his famous red shoes for a brown pair he received on a trip to mexico. >> when the pope was asked what he wanted to wear, he told, i want the shoes from leone in mexico. >> reporter: pope benedict asked the faithful to pray for the cardinals, who will choose his successor. 115 cardinals under the age of 80 will vote in a secret election early next month. in the two months since the pope announced he would be resigning, a lot has been made of his health and in fact he spoke about it during the last audience. he said thank you for recognizing that i have diminishing health and thank you for understanding that i realize what i'm doing is for the good of the church. back to you guys. >> all right. and vinit
is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hurricane to hit the northeast 40 years and the second most costly in the nation's history. the agency directly attribute 72 death and the u.s. from sandy at least 87 more deaths indirectly from causes like hypothermia do the power outages and taxes during cleanup efforts. the super storm also caused an estimated $50 billion in damage, the greater than any u.s. hurricane outside of katrina. >> good morning is 7:14 a.m.
homes and damaged businesses. >> crews from the neighboring cities are helping in the cleanup in hattiesburg. >> take a look at this! new time lapse video just in to kron 4 shows how much snow fell in hartford, conn., between 4:00 p.m. friday until just 9:00 a.m. saturday. >> the blizzard of as much as 3 ft. of snow on some parts of connecticut. >> this is what they're still dealing with. we in the meantime, are breaking into full sunshine and seeing temperatures warm up throughout the week. hi erica. >> good morning to you darya. >> a lot of cloud cover from up above according to our mount tam camera. we have areas of local dense fog. a chilly start for some. a low to freezing mark in santa rosa. 37 in antioch. san francisco 45 degrees. low '40's on the east bay shoreline. 41 in redwood city. >> temperatures drop the day let us highlights the 12:00 hour. we will see fifties for the bid peninsula. best- mid peninsula. >> lows 60s in the south bay. the sixties will grow widespread as we head into 2:00 p.m. today. >> sunshine, clear skies, at a westerly breeze a little bit cool.
francisco in the fight against proposition eight the same-sex marriage ban. today the san jose city council is going to vote whether to sign san francisco's supreme court brief challenging the constitutionality of prop 8 that would save san jose the since of drawing up its own drive. the supreme court will review prop 8 and the defense of marriage act that denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and
and his friends flew to new orleans from three different cities just to celebrate mardi gras. >> san francisco. >> i traveled from wisconsin. >> ohio. >> reporter: they organized their trip on facebook. and now it's time to party. >> whoo! >> reporter: this group is on a girls vacation. >> today was just about slopping and fun. >> reporter: this woman came from israel. >> like it very much. >> reporter: this guy dressed for the occasion. >> i'm a little bit of everything. i'm a lot to take in. ha. >> reporter: from hotel balconies to packed streets, party-goers are taking over new orleans. [ screaming ] >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of tourists are visiting during mardi gras. for police that means constant crowd control. this parade will go about five miles through new orleans. they are throwing everything from beads to coins to glasses. some people staked out spots hours before the parade. >> i'm here first, i don't want to be in the back. >> reporter: but mardi gras veterans in how to go with the flow. >> don't worry about anything. >>
, the city of san francisco. mostly blue skies. a beautiful start for the day. a lot drier this morning than what you started yesterday morning. take a look at some of these wind gusts. most of us, they were not able to fill or see this, but the winds are blowing them 51 miles per hour. 21 at atlas peak and big rock and 20 miles per hour in the oakland hills. here closer to where we reside, 15, and 9 in santa rosa and oakland. so enough to stir some of that air out there. and in napa a lot warmer than santa rosa. take a look at when's happening here. they are 39 degrees with just a very light breeze and calm over at the airport. 47 in napa where i just showed you that breeze. and so again there is evidence there when you have that wind it will help to prevent that cold air from kind of sinking right there along the valley floor. 37 in concord. 37 in walnut creek. so a chillier start in many areas. you're 10 degrees cooler than yesterday morning. around the bay area, widespread, mid-40s to the lower 50s. so not bad outside your door. if i back up this way, look at the pattern here. so there's
a battle tonight during the city council this evening. according to the chronicle, the residents approved of the plan to build the new homes but they don't like the plans to bring down the magnolia trees and the chilean trees. earlier this year, the planning commission approved that plan but it's gone back and forth and gone back to appeal twice now and they are planning ong having that meeting later on this evening. there are 25 residents here banning together who say they want the trees to stay here. that's where we stand. pretty big lot. the planning commission meeting expected to begin tonight at about 7:00. we are live here in menlo park. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> 7:05. breaking news. "the associated press" is reporting that president obama will announce in his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are schedule
of the first in a series of community meetings where the city's newly hired crime-fighting consulting firm was introduced. abc7 news reporter joining us now with details on this event. >> this afternoon's meeting is the first in a series at each meeting. the newly hired consulting firm will curb the consistant crime problems. >> he is the chairman of the strategic partnership. the detailed power point presentation was the main focus of the meeting. and one of the main strategies is dividing the city up that five geographic community policing districts. >> it is probably the most important thing this department can do to improve the quality of its policing in the neighborhoods. >> absent from this meeting was the former lapd chief bill bratton because of the controversy over his police strategies, he has taken a lower profile role in this process. but he did address the controversy. >> it is a valid, accepted, under the constitution practice. and it works fine with no controversy if officers are respectful of everybody they stop. >> a capacity crowd filled the 400 seats of the valley center
, violent crime was the subject of the first in a series of community meetings where the city's newly hired crime-fighting consulting firm was introduced. abc7 news reporter joining us now with details on this event. >> this afternoon's meeting is the first in a series at each meeting. the newly hired consulting firm will curb the consistant crime problems. >> he is the chairman of the strategic partnership. the detailed power point presentation was the main focus of the meeting. and one of the main strategies is dividing the city up that five geographic community policing districts. >> it is probably the most important thing this department can do to improve the quality of its policing in the neighborhoods. >> absent from this meeting was the former lapd chief bill bratton because of the controversy over his police strategies, he has taken a lower profile role in this process. but he did address the controversy. >> it is a valid, accepted, under the constitution practice. and it works fine with no controversy if officers are respectful of everybody they stop. >> a capacity crowd filled the
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of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances was more than 700 years ago, sell less stein v. they don't send messages or contradict the new pop
of the peninsula, redwood city leading the way at 74. palo alto at 72. looks good for saturday and then mostly clear but clearer on sunday. we'll get more of a west wind. it looks like a cold system. >>> all right. thank you. a dangerous suspect breaks free from police custody in the east bay. how he escaped and how the reason police stay he -- say he needs to be caught. >>> gambling away a fortune. a mayor of a city won a billion dollars but lost a lot more. where she got the money in the first place. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler's steak & lobster. >>> already rather mild for some coast and bay. everything is in on the sunshine party today. a little bit of a breezy pattern. it looks like. 60 to near 70 degrees. >> thank you, steve. >>> 7:13. a republican filibuster is keeping chuck hagel from becoming our country's next secretary of defense. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, members of the gop say they have a good reason to push off a confirmation vote. >> re
reaction from the team. but first -- happening at this moment. bay area cities scrambling to prevent rowdy post- game celebrations. just hours ago, kron4 learned which areas. san francisco police believe could be potential trouble spots. grant lodes is here now with more on that. grant? >> reporter: san francisco police are focusing their efforts in four locations. the mission district - where things really got out of hand after the giants title. also the south of market area. north beach. and the marina. >> pam: our coverage continues now. kron 4's justine waldman just got back from interviewing the san francisco police chief. justine -- how do they plan to keep everyone in line?very simple pam. the san francisco police department will put out *twice as many officers as it did when the giants won the world series. just to make sure the rowdy celebrations. like these. do not happen again. when i talked with the chief today. he told me. officers will be out quote "everywhere" and will constantly be feeling out the crowd. >> depending on how we feel, if we have on/off and if we need to get
suspicious activity. >> a city looking for a fix to many of its fixtures. >> now, we got this memoranda from the city of san jose about fixing its lights. we are told that this neighborhood along rye land drive in san jose should see lights fixed within the next few days but many other neighborhoods will have to wait longer. scott budman, nbc. >> now to our continuing coverage of the 49ers' quest for number six. tonight the team is hoping to turn its attention back to the game plan and away from the controversial comments of one player. chris culliver's anti-gay statements to a radio shock jock took a firestorm. today he took the heat and offered apologies. amid fa read, he's getting support from his coach now that he's issued the apologies. >> absolutely. what you said was perfect. this team is hoping to focus on the field and not off the field because the last couple of days it has all been off the field with comments from chris culliver that he would not welcome a gay teammate. he has said he regrets those comments but not on camera till today. here with the comments today along with the
in castro valley. 56 in richmond, a little bit closer on the coast, cooler. dealey city, 70's and santa rosa. -- daly city this storm tracker pattern that we saw in the month of january it is going to stay dry. this is where we should be with rainfall totals for this time of year. but 6 in., in san francisco, we should see 5 in. however, we are well below for this time of year. the only areas in santa rosa, we desperately need the rainfall but we're not going to be getting it. this dry weather will continue for this week, the weekend and actually pretty warm. it is more like springtime. with even low 70's. >> catherine: an owl has a close call after getting hit by an s-u-v on the florida turnpike. the owl got stuck inside an s-u-v thursday night when a woman hit the bird as she was driving. the woman assumed the owl was road kill.but he survived and slipped through the s-u-v grill. afternoon that she noticed the owl caged in her s-u-v. she called florida fish and wildlife and an officer opened the hood and freed the bird. >> coming up speed hymps in the next edition of people behaving badly.
along the city's waterfront, and the arena, as currently designed, would not allow for cruise ship to dock there. the report said the warriors and now working on design 2.0 which would allow for a cruise ship berth on the eastern edge of the proposed arena. >> oil tankers and other large vessels will now restricted from selling the the bay bridge in dense fog. >> the san francisco bay harbor city committee passing the new guidelines. the move comes five weeks after it to oil tankers sideswipe one of the spans towers this is previous video from the party should with abc's avenues of the repairs. under the new rules. ships larger than 1600 gross tons a restricted. >> 49 or 50 degrees to start up the day is a nice start. we will tap out in the '70s. >> yes the darya. we do not have the fog we have seen in the past couple of mornings. looking ahead commit warmer than yesterday. we are forecasting several seventies. including the north bay, south bay, east bay inland valleys. as we head into the weekend it will be sunny and warm however, we will shape of a couple of degrees. full detail
in a candle light vigil in new york city last night along with about 200 others. the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old set off a national outcry over race issues and stand your ground laws. >> in case you're wondering where this stands legally, zimmerman will be back in court april 22 for a hearing related to that stand your ground law. they're calling it a mini trial, but that is the next step legally in all this. but obviously this was a huge story a year ago when it first broke. a lot of questions about police and the law, possible racial undercurrents. so on and so forth. so how all that plays out in this mini trial a few weeks, we shall see. >> the stand your ground law in florida, which there was a group that was put together to look at the law to see if any differences can be made. the group has since been disbanded and no changes made to the law. this is a strong law in florida. a lot of lawmakers are behind it. as far as zimmerman goes, there was questions when he was released last year whether or not he would flee and if he would leave florida. on cnn, they said yesterday they ha
if not warmer. record-breaking temperatures ahead of us. mild warm. san francisco at 53. mid-50s in daly city. 45 in concord. >> future cast 4 looks at temperatures throughout the day. by 12:00 60s mainly everywhere. pushing into the afternoon we will see more seventies. we will see more 70's than yesterday. a lot more yellow on our screen. heading into 8:00 p.m.. holding on to 60s. lows 60s around the heart of the bay in 54 your inland areas. >> looking at the afternoon highs. enjoy the sunshine it will feel like spring. fremont 70. the same for santa clara. 71 and milpitas. >> upper 60s for vallejo, walnut creek. 69 in union city. 67 in livermore. downtown san francisco mid '60s. it could get warmer. 70 in napa. 69 in berkeley. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights several changes. >> will be cooler this weekend. temperatures above average. >> we will see sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s. >> starting the next work week we will see more cloud cover. beginning monday night could see light rain for the north bay. >> the cold front from the gulf of alaska will bri
on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him tal
that require creative solutions." benedict will eventually live inside vatican city that will allow him to keep out of the public eye and ensure security. because the vatican is sovereign territory, it will also make it impossible for lawyers to sue or prosecute him from the sex abuse scandals which some have already tried to do. when a pope dies, his possessions are normally sealed and put in the vatican archives but benedict plans to keep writing. so his notes and books will probably be handed over to him. the issue of what to call a living former pope has been resolved with the title bishop emeritus of rome in which he'll be paid a salary of just over $3,000 a month. there is still no firm decision on whether church law can be altered to choose a successor earlier than 15 days after benedict leaves office. prior to the conclave the cardinals meet over several days to speak their minds and get to know each other, a crucial interim according to senior vatican communications adviser craig burke. >> some of the cardinals are known, but a lot are not. it's interesting
been using city computers to view porn and visit gambling websites. it would still be going on if not for a whistleblower. >> reporter: while they were supposed to be focused on the water business, some workers at the san francisco public utilities commission are suspected of surfing the web for porn and gambling, even sharing images with each other. >> i can say obviously this involves more than one. so there were a number of employees alleged to have been involved in this. >> reporter: today mayor ed lee says it's an investigation he's following closely. >> you give somebody a computer and allow them the freedom and access to the internet. they've got to handle that responsibly just as i do with the phones and everything else. you can't abuse it. >> reporter: the sfpuc says it started its investigation months ago after getting a tip from a whistleblower. while investigators don't suspect anything criminal, san francisco's employee handbook specifically prohibits using city computers for gambling as well as viewing and distributing materials that are sexually explicit. s
and sluggish toward the foster city area. you are at 20-minute drive across the span. eastbound highway four, what was a stall looks like a big rig slammed into the stall so we have an accident. big rig versus a pickup eastbound which is reverse commute. westbound is sluggish, and now more because of rubbernecking. >> this morning, bart police are warping passengers to look out for counterfeit tickets that look like the real thing. according to bart, thieves are selling the bogus tickets near the bart stations. the transit agency is recommending riders get a card or only buy from vending machines at the stations. part tickets are electronic and if you buy a counterfeit you do not get a refund. >> this would be a dream come true, a path from niners legend -- a pass from niners legend joe montana. >> we will go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, the aftermath in concord when a car hit as 12-year-old boy. 12-year-old boy. ahead, what we aredays of walkig to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience
in oakland. into the afternoon plenty of 60s. santa rosa 65. 64 for oakland. the same for redwood city. lows '60s for pleasanton and fremont. 64 in san jose. 64 in sunnyvale. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights big changes. thursday into friday a lot of highs flirting with the 70 degree mark. >> mornings would not be as chilly. inland lows will be into the low '40's. >> we will keep upper 60s around transitioning into the weekend. >> starting the next work weeks we will add more clouds to the forecast. the numbers will start to cool. the best chance for showers are now tuesday in to wednesday. >> this could be a wet one. we will have more details on what to expect next week in my next report. >> in the meantime however, let us look at traffic. no hot spots. >> overnight road work at the bay bridge toll plaza. flashing lights leads to the toll plaza however, fast track and cash payments are fine. >> the san mateo bridge no problems to alert you to. the drive 12 minutes from end to end. >> south bound 101 an easy ride coming out of the north bay. anny. >> thank you erica.
imaging -- rosa louise parks clutching her purse in those tense moments is not from a city bus number 2857 rolled down cleveland avenue. and we are reminded of the power of simple acts of courage. on an otherwise ordinary evening in montgomery, she did the extraordinary they simply staying put. and in the process, she helped all of us discovers something about ourselves. and about the great regenerative capacity of america. we have had the humility as a nation to recognize past mistakes and we've had the strength to confront those mistakes. but it has always required a public rosa parks to help us get there because of the changes she helped set in motion, entire generations of americans have been able to grow up in a nation where segregated buses only existing museums, were children of every race are free to fulfill their god-given potential and where the simple carpenter's daughter from tuskegee is honored as a national hero. what a story, what a legacy, what a country. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the majority leader of the united states senate, the honorable harry reid
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